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GSL openers feature four games against IEL

SR Story | It’s a strange season- opening weekend for GSL football teams. Seven of 10 teams are out of town. Stranger yet, there’s just two games at Albi Stadium on separate days.

High school fall sports set to begin this week

SR Story | The kids have gone back to school, and that means another year of high school sports is upon us. And it starts Friday night with the first week of the football season. Volleyball opens with jamborees Friday and Saturday and girls soccer opens up next …

Montana Grizzly defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak played with the University of Colorado Buffaloes. (FILE)

West Valley’s Gregorak shines in Montana

SR Story | The photos were all over my Facebook page from friends and former colleagues, each one basking in the sunlight of a summer Saturday afternoon at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. My first reaction, of course, was to ponder whether or not I have too many friends …

GSL 3A; Mt. Spokane the team to beat

SR Story | The quality of play in the GSL 3A isn’t likely to be as deep as in 4A. The easy pick to win is Mt. Spokane, a team that’s been there and done that. And Rogers has the inside track to qualify for the postseason for …

Northeast 2B: Lind-Ritzville/Sprague primed for another postseason run

SR Story | Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s quest for a third consecutive State 2B title ended last November during a windy, bitterly cold semifinal against Okanogan at Moses Lake. Okanogan, using its potent running game, ended the Broncos’ 38-game winning streak with a 34-0 victory. Okanogan defeated Napavine the following week …

Game capsules

Sandpoint 20, Post Falls 19
Two quick strikes early in the fourth quarter turned the …
Timberlake 20, Frenchtown 14
Brandon Hausladen scored the winning touchdown, and Timberlake held off …
Rocky Mountain 49, Lake City 21
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com ——- MOSCOW, Idaho – The Rocky …
Skyline 22, Coeur d’Alene 0
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com ——- MOSCOW, Idaho – Skyline football …
Cascade Christian 27, Colville 26
TACOMA – With a state championship hanging in the balance, …
Eastside Catholic 42, Mt. Spokane 24
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com It’s a good thing Mt. Spokane …
Colville 20, Cascade (Leavenworth) 14
By Greg Lee, NWPrepsNow.com It’s no secret what the Colville …
Liberty Christian 46, Republic 20
Liberty Christian dominated in their 1B state semifinal matchup against …

Volleyball View all Volleyball

High school fall sports set to begin this week

SR Story | The kids have gone back to school, and that means another year of high school sports is upon us. And it starts Friday night with the first week of the football season. Volleyball opens with jamborees Friday and Saturday and girls soccer opens up next …

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Amanda Bailey a tough volleyball act to follow at CV

SR Story | Central Valley athletic director Butch Walter is busy these days. Not with having to reschedule spring sports that get rained out – though, with any typical spring that’s seemingly a never-ending prospect. No Walter must find two head coaches.

GSL girls should see tighter games in second half

SR Story | The entertaining showdown last week between the Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley girls basketball teams is a classic example why Greater Spokane League teams fare well at state. Most years in the past two decades, GSL teams face some of the stiffest competition in the …

2A, 1A, 2B, 1B State volleyball: Colfax romps to 13th title

SR Story | YAKIMA – Colfax allowed for little suspense in pursuit of its 13th state volleyball title on Saturday in the SunDome. The Bulldogs made Wahkiakum’s second visit to the title match a short one, 25-10, 25-6, 25-14, to win their latest Class 2B championship The title …

Bears claim first trophy for volleyball

SR Story | LACEY, Wash. – Central Valley scratched off the last goal on its wish list Saturday night. The Bears earned the first State 4A volleyball trophy in school history by finishing eighth to wrap up the two-day event at Saint Martin’s University.

U-Hi loses in marathon

SR Story | LACEY, Wash. – University’s drive for the State 4A volleyball semifinals hit a brick wall late Friday night, after every other match had long since ended at Saint Martin’s University. The Titans, leading Curtis 7-4 in the fifth game of a back-and-forth quarterfinal, ran out …

Game capsules

Lake City def. Prairie
Lake City edged Prairie in three sets Saturday to capture …
Moscow def. Timberlake
Moscow defeated host Timberlake in straight sets to open the …
East Valley def. Liberty (Issaquah)
In the 7th/8th place match, East Valley came through again …
Camas def. University
Playing for a spot in the 5th/6th place match, University …
Central Valley def. Skyline
Central Valley defeated Skyline 26-24, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17 to keep …
East Valley def. Ridgefield
Jordan Phelan and Shalyn Stack each had 16 kills as …
Klickitat def. Republic
Playing for a chance to play in the 7th/8th place …
Christian Faith def. Republic
Despite Sierra McQuay’s strong performance, Republic fell in straight sets …

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Central Valley sophomore Kelsey Turnbow, left, is congratulated by teammate Kaelyn Barnes after scoring the first goal in the 4A girls state soccer championship game Saturday in Puyallup, Wash. The Bears defeated Jackson 5-2 and claimed its second consecutive state title. Turnbow, who scored three goals, was named player of the year.

CV’s girls’ soccer success twice as nice this year

SR Story | There’s something extra special about winning state championships back-to-back. Winning a state championship is a rare thing indeed. It’s such a rare thing that it often feels as if the sun, moon and stars have to align themselves in a specific pattern in order to …

Lakeside loses 2-0 to Klahowa in 1A soccer semifinals

SR Story | SHORELINE, Wash. – It all went sideways early for Lakeside in the girls State 1A soccer semifinals on Friday afternoon. Playing the first of the two semis at Shoreline Stadium, Lakeside gave up two goals in the first 15 minutes and Klahowya made them stand …

Dimmler’s goal sends CV back to finals

SR Story | PUYALLUP, Wash. – There was a time when it was a rarity for Central Valley’s girls soccer team to make the state playoffs. And even when the Bears did advance to postseason play, they found difficulty getting out of the first round. Those days are …

Central Valley girls soccer feels at home in final four

SR Story | In more ways than one, the Central Valley girls soccer players were in their comfort zone Tuesday afternoon. The Bears got the chance to flee the cold, practicing at the Spokane Shock’s indoor training facility as they prepared to defend their State 4A title.

Game capsules

Coeur d’Alene Charter 5, Priest River 0
Abby Bartlett scored two goals leading Coeur d’Alene Charter’s 5-0 …
Lake City 7, Moscow 0
Havana Johnson recorded a hat trick, Annica Wilson added two …
Priest River 6, St. Maries 0
The Priest River girls soccer team controlled their matchup with …
Stillwater Christian 1, Priest River 0
Sheyane Collom tallied the game’s only goal, and Stillwater Christian …
Central Valley 5, Jackson 2
By Grant Clark, Special to NWPrepsNow.com ————— Central Valley needed …
University Prep 2, Lakeside (WA) 0
Lakeside’s season ended with a 2-0 loss to University Prep …
Central Valley 1, Gig Harbor 0
by Grant Clark Special to the Spokesman-Review There was a …
Klahowya 2, Lakeside (WA) 0
By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times SHORELINE - …

Cross country View all Cross country

Shadle Park’s star quarterback, Brett Rypien, passed his way to a second straight Inland Northwest Junior Male Athlete of the Year honor. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Brett Rypien, Kelsey Turnbow named 2014 Junior athletes of the year

SR Story | The 2014 Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters Junior award winners were not only recognized because they were the best in their sports in Spokane, but also because they were the best in Washington. Shadle Park football quarterback Brett Rypien repeats as Junior Male Athlete of …

Mt. Spokane runner John Dressel selects Colorado

SR Story | John Dressel, one of the top high school cross country runners in the nation, is headed to one of the top collegiate programs in the nation. The Mt. Spokane senior signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Colorado, which captured a second …

East Valley’s Chad Stevens, right, and teammate Scott Kopczynski, left, catch their breath after they finished first and third, respectively, in the 2A boys 2014 Washington State Cross Country meet on Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. (PHOTOS BY TYLER TJOMSLAND)

EV cross country has one-three punch

SR Story | Chad Stevens is the kind of guy you want wearing the same uniform as you when it comes time to play the big game. The fact that his uniform consists of a set of running shoes and a lightweight set of cross country togs allows …

North Central's, Tanner Anderson center dons his first-place medal at the Washington boys 3A state cross country meet on Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. (Tyler Tjomsland)

4A/3A Cross Country: North Central, Tanner Anderson win another

SR Story | PASCO – History will show that the North Central boys cross country team captured a record-tying ninth straight State 3A championship Saturday. The complete story it won’t tell, though, is how difficult the challenge was not only for the Indians but for defending individual champ …

Give & Take: Letters to the editor

SR Story | WIAA policy hurts cross country Regarding Sunday’s (Nov. 2) cross country article on the regional meet in Richland. Always nice to have coverage of the sport and for those teams and individuals reaping the benefits of their hard work.

Game capsules

Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals
Mt. Spokane’s John Dressel finished sixth Saturday at the Cross …
State 4A
In Pasco, Aaron Roe from Henry Jackson won the boys …
State 3A
In Pasco for State 3A, North Central boys won as …
State 1A
At Pasco for 1A state, Medical Lake won the boys …
State 2A
At State 2A in Pasco, Sehome won both of the …
NE2B League Championships
In the District 7 2B meet at Audobon Park, Jack …
GNL Districts
In Clarkston, Scott Kopczynski and Brittany Aquino won their respective …
4A Region I
At Sandpoint, Sandpoint’s boys and girls team placed first in …

Fall boys soccer View all Fall boys soccer

Game capsules

Lake City 4, Moscow 0
Lake City got four goals from four different players as …
Sandpoint 1, Post Falls 0
The Sandpoint boys converted on a shot in the 60th …
Sandpoint 3, Lewiston 2
Despite outnumbering Lewiston in shots by an almost four-to-one margin, …
Stillwater Christian 9, Priest River 0
Hansen Eysted netted four goals, and Stillwater Christian dispatched Priest …
Lake City 2, Sandpoint 0
Jack Barrett scored two first-half goals and host Lake City …
St. Maries 0, Bonners Ferry 0
St. Maries battled host Bonners Ferry to a 0-0 draw …
Sandpoint 1, Coeur d’Alene 0
Charlie Crane scored a goal late in the first half …
St. George’s 2, Northwest Christian 0
Collin Cremers scored two second-half goals to push St. George’s …

Slowpitch softball View all Slowpitch softball

Shadle Park's Sam Skillingstad, in 2006 photo, is one of many top pitchers the GSL has produced over the years.  (File/The Spokesman-Review)

Bill Pierce’s almanac: GSL softball history

Sportslink Blog | When the Greater Spokane League started back in the 1970s, fastpitch softball was not offered fo girls. The league began competition with slowpitch and it remained that way until 1985, when the GSL decided to switch to modified fastpitch.

Game capsules

Central Valley 15, University 2
Shayla Vegas went 3 for 3, belting two home runs …
University 13, Shadle Park 3
Lexi Ivankovich improved her record to 20-1 and went 4-4 …
Central Valley 15, North Central 5
Celynna Cobb went 3 for 4, hitting a grand slam, …
North Central 9, Mead 7
North Central scored four runs in the second and fourth …
Shadle Park 14, Lewis and Clark 12
Jaya Allen hit a 2-run home run and Shadle Park …
Mead 13, East Valley 3
At east Valley, Erin Kautzman hit a grand slam and …
University 13, North Central 11
At University, Natasha Nelson hit three doubles, driving in two …
Rogers 12, Shadle Park 7
Kalina Quilt went 4 for 4, hitting a double and …
Football »
Football openers on standby as Spokane Public Schools await word from teacher’s union
GSL openers feature four games against IEL
West Valley’s Gregorak shines in Montana
High school fall sports set to begin this week
GSL 3A; Mt. Spokane the team to beat
Volleyball »
High school fall sports set to begin this week
Amanda Bailey a tough volleyball act to follow at CV
GSL girls should see tighter games in second half
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Girls soccer »
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Soccer: Too much of good thing?
CV’s girls’ soccer success twice as nice this year
Kelsey Turnbow scores four as Central Valley repeats as State 4A soccer champs
Cross country »
Brett Rypien, Kelsey Turnbow named 2014 Junior athletes of the year
Boys basketball: Antoinne Holmes’ 3-pointer gives Cusick upset win over Curlew
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Mt. Spokane runner John Dressel selects Colorado
Slowpitch softball »
Bill Pierce’s almanac: GSL softball history
Baseball »
One bad inning costly for Lumberjacks vs. Meridian
Outlaws put end to run by Bandits in American Legion state tourney
Bandits edge closer
Summer Heat tourney set to tip off
Baseball coaches Rook, Grunenfelder angry over firings
Boys basketball »
Hall of Fame coach Bill Hays remembered
Winter all-league teams
Rosters announced for Idaho all-star games
Greater Spokane League
Garfield stops Rainier Beach
Girls basketball »
Gonzaga women land top guard, Jessie Loera
Gonzaga Prep girls fall in New York
Tyrone Hoard retires after 8 seasons as Rogers girls basketball coach
G-Prep girls aren’t done, head to New York for elite tournament
Winter all-league teams
Fastpitch softball »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
State softball: Brooke Olson, Kaylee Levien boost state-bound North Central
Prep softball: North Central rallies twice, qualifies for State 3A tournament
Prep softball: North Central seniors enter home stretch
Prep roundup: Richland rallies past Mead at 4A regional softball
Spring boys soccer »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
Wrestling »
Central Valley wrestling coach John Owen retires as great teacher
Winter all-league teams
Greater Spokane League
Post Falls claims first state title
Idaho state wrestling: Post Falls in prime position after first day
Gymnastics »
Winter all-league teams
Mead senior Jenna Schlosser captures three State 4A titles in her final gymnastics event
State gymnastics: Jenna Schlosser earns 9.4 on beam to win all-around, Mead finishes third
Mead’s strong seniors take last trip to State 4A gymnastics
Gymnastics: Jenna Schlosser, Mead claim regional titles; Mt. Spokane edged in 3A
Track and field »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
Three from GNL are state track and field champions
Dream comes true for Aquino in 1,600m final
State track: Gonzaga Prep’s Nick Johnson a decathlete in the making
Odessa-Harrington’s Sam Shafer looks to defend titles and more
Boys tennis »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
Girls tennis »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
Boys golf »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams
State 4A boys golf: Issaquah’s Zack Overstreet wins on third playoff hole
Girls golf »
Washington and Idaho spring 2015 all-league teams